Prof. Arvind Bansal

Professor Arvind Bansal earned his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in 1988.  He has been associated as a faculty member at Kent State University after his doctorate.  He has also worked as summer faculty at Argonne National Laboratory, has been a visiting researcher at European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg Germany, and as a senior research fellow at Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute and University of Melbourne, Australia.

Professor Bansal has contributed to many research areas.  His pioneering contributions include parallel logic programming, including models for massive parallel knowledge bases and their applications to space-engines’ design; development of algorithms for intelligent microbial genome comparison; theory of evolution and recombination of microbial genomes; development of metabolic pathways of microbial genomes; identification of horizontal gene-transfer and pathogenicity islands with applications in vaccine development; multimedia synchronization and Internet-based multimedia languages; multimedia modeling and real-time interactions with Avatars; models of low-bandwidth multimedia interaction over the Internet; fault tolerance and self-healing multi-agent systems; self-healing secure multi-agent-based systems based upon organization of human-cells with application to UAVs (Unidentified Aerial Vehicles); human emotion recognition, including geometric modeling and CNN for facial expression analysis; a new elaborate classification of human gestures and development of a declarative synchronous model of gesture generation. 

He is currently working on the theoretical aspects of social humanoids and computational health informatics, including application of artificial intelligence techniques for understanding miRNA interaction and role in human diseases.

He has also authored two comprehensive textbooks: 1) Introduction to Programming Languages (published by CRC Press in the year 2013); 2) Introduction to Computational Health Informatics (published by CRC Press in the year 2019).  The former is a textbook for undergraduates. However, it is also being used by researchers as reference for its multimedia content and advanced topics.  The latter is a graduate-level textbook that can also be used by computer science researchers for advanced topics related to computational health informatics.